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Learning the law : teaching and the transmission of law in England, 1150-1900

Author: Jonathan A Bush; Alain A Wijffels
Publisher: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The essays in Learning the Law, including essays by John Baker, Paul Brand, James Brundage, Richard Helmholz and other British and American scholars, deal with all aspects of British legal learning. Taken together they represent an impressive contribution to understanding how the law was both taught and learned."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Bush; Alain A Wijffels
ISBN: 1852851848 9781852851842
OCLC Number: 41431719
Description: xxv, 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Becket conflict and the invention of the myth of 'lex non scripta' / Bruce O'Brien --
Teaching each other: judges, clerks, jurors and malefactors define the guilt/innocence jury / Roger D. Groot --
Law-writing and law teaching: treatise evidence of the formal teaching of English law in the late thirteenth century / John S. Beckerman --
Legal education in England before the Inns of Court / Paul Brand --
The mirror of justices / David J. Seipp --
Reading the law: statute books and the private transmission of legal knowledge in late medieval England / Don C. Skemer --
The 'excepciones contra brevia': a late thirteenth-century teaching tool / Patrick F. Philbin --
Oral instruction in land law and conveyancing, 1250-1500 / John H. Baker --
The canon law curriculum in medieval Cambridge / James A. Brundage --
The education of English proctors, 1400-1640 / R.H. Helmholz --
Teaching the law in a time of change: the royal prerogative and the Statute of Uses / Margaret McGlynn --
The ascent of the readings: some evidence from readings on wills / M.C. Mirow --
Michael Dalton: the training of the early modern justice of the peace and the Cromwellian reforms / L.R. McInnis --
Legal handbooks as rhetoric books for common lawyers in early common England / Lisa A. Perry --
Study at the Restoration Inns of Court / Thomas W. Evans --
Lay legal knowledge in early modern England / Wilfrid Prest --
Charles Viner and his chair: legal education in eighteenth-century Oxford / D.J. Ibbetson --
English ideas on legal education in Virginia / W.H. Bryson --
Apprenticeship or academy? The idea of a law university, 1830-1860 / Christopher W. Brooks and Michael Lobban --
Who attended the lectures of Sir Henry Maine: and does it matter? / Raymond Cocks --
Sir Thomas Erskine Holland and the treatise tradition: 'The elements of jurisprudence' revisited / Richard A. Cosgrove --
Sir Frederick Pollock and the teaching of English law / Steve Hedley.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan A. Bush and Alain Wijffels.
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